Sensory trolleys: designing for mobile multi-sensory experiences at Bendigo Hospital

From July 2018, I am working with colleagues from RMIT's School of Design - industrial designers Juan Sanin and Liam Fennessy - in a $46k collaborative research partnership with Bendigo Hospital to develop a sensory trolley for use by Psychiatric Services. The trolley will help clinical staff to conduct mobile multi-sensory experiences to improve the wellbeing of staff and patients within the hospital, and help build skills in patients in their lives outside the hospital setting. The new research partnership builds on the existing 'Design for Wellbeing' project led by DERC's Sarah Pink and School of Design Dean Laurene Vaughan.